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Bua Thai

1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
+1 202-265-0828
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (16 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very comfortable and tasteful setting to enjoy very good food. Quality ingredients, well appointed staff and quality chefs all result in a pleasant evening. We hope you like it as much as we did.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Consistently great food for the past 20-some years. The staff always serves up good food and good times.

Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

A small place with seating, but I would recommend takeout. Full range of traditional US Thai dishes including Tom kha kai (my favorite soup!), curries and noodle dishes like pad Thai. I got the green curry with chicken—delicious and appropriately spicy!

Thank kira_z
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I have been to Bua Thai Restaurant on P (Do not confuse with Beau Thai though) since the business started a couple decades ago and I still going (but not as often as I wanted). It is located at the corner of P and 17...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Rarely is a Thai restaurant bad....so this one falls into the category of so many others....good, tasty, and a place where I would go again. Had the duck rolls, which were good with and without the sauce. Pork pad thai was tasty, with a bit...More

Thank rgstrip
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered takeout from Bua, and it was very good. I had the green curry and spring rolls. I would visit again.

Thank LeSuriel
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a good value Thai place, especially if you don't want to spend a lot and want good Thai food. Service is very good, unless you want delivery. Delivery at this place is as slow as molasses and they often mess up your order.

Thank Deon W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

First off, you need to visit this place for the cocktails. Yummy. And the food is very good, too. Came here with a friend who knew the menu better than I and everything he ordered was delicious. Seasoned well; spicy without being overpowering. Reasonably priced,...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I had lunch with my colleague and a business partner. Angel Wings (to share) and Pad Thai (Chicken). Angel Wings are in a different shape from what I expected, good.

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were staying nearby (although it's a few blocks from the Metro) and having toured around the area early one warm evening, decided this was the most attractive prospect. At that hour, we managed to get a table on the balcony! It felt good, suspended...More

Thank 1953Trek
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-0828
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